Transitioning from summer to school can be tough. Make it easier with a few of these motivational resources. Whether you choose to read a book or watch some videos, this post has everything you need to get over the back to school blues.


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You are a Badass by Jen Sincero is the ultimate source of motivation for college students. This book teaches people how to become self-aware. It shows you how to define and reach the goals that seem unreachable. If you’re looking for a book that will rev you up for the coming school year, this is the one.

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Muchelle B and Rowena Tsai are two incredible sources of motivation for when you get stuck. These videos don’t have much going on onscreen, so they’re easy content to consume while doing other things. For example, you can add a bunch of motivational videos to a playlist while you cook, clean, do laundry, etc. These two channels are going to be a valuable resource for those seeking inspiration to get their lives organized.


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Lavendaire podcast is another great source of motivation for students. On this podcast, Aileen Xu interviews successful entrepreneurs who share their tips and tricks on how to fulfill your goals. Xu also shares her own experiences as a YouTuber and entrepreneur. If you’re looking for some inspiration on the car ride to and from your university, these podcasts are the way to go.


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If you are science-minded, you will love Scott Geller’s TED Talk all about the science of self-motivation. This can teach you the inner workings of your unmotivated brain, and maybe even provide a path out of the rut. Looking for a way to jump on your goals when the school year begins? Take a look at this TED Talk by Simon Sinek. This teaches you how to actually achieve goals by starting with the “why.”

Text by Martha Kendall Custard